Chairman and President

Dr. MA Jun
Chairman of the Green Finance Committee, China Society for Finance and Banking; President of Institute of Finance and Sustainability; Co-Chairman of the G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group

Dr. Ma Jun is currently the Chairman of the Green Finance Committee, China Society for Finance and Banking, President of Institute of Finance and Sustainability, Co-Chairman of the G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group, and the former member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China. As a leader in the field of green and sustainable finance, Dr. Ma Jun also serves as the sustainable finance special adviser of the United Nations Environment Programme, Chairman of the regulatory working group of NGFS, the Director of Beijing Green Finance Association, the Director of Hong Kong Green Finance Association, and many other public welfare duties.

From 2017 to 2020, Dr. Ma Jun served as the Director of the Research Center of Finance and Development, Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research. During his tenure as Chief Economist of the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China from 2014 to 2017, Dr. Ma Jun led the drafting of the Guidance of Green Finance in China and promoted the formation of a global green finance consensus under the G20 platform. From 2000 to 2013, he served as Chief Economist, Head of China and Hong Kong Strategy, and Managing Director of Greater China at Deutsche Bank. From 1992 to 2000, he served as a senior economist at the World Bank and an economist at the International Monetary Fund. From 1988 to 1990, he worked as a research fellow at the Development Research Center of the State Council of China. Dr. Ma Jun has published more than a dozen books and hundreds of articles on macroeconomic, monetary policy, environmental economics and green finance.

Dr. Ma Jun received his Master’s degree in Management from Fudan University in 1988, and he received his PhD. in Economics from Georgetown University in 1994.

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Honorary Advisors

Christine Loh Kung-wai
Former Under Secretary for the Environment, The Government of the Hong Kong S.A.R & Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Laura Cha SHIN May-Lung
Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd and a Member of the Executive Council of the Government of Hong Kong

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LIU Mingkang
Former Chairman of China Banking Regulatory Commission & Professor at Business School of Hong Kong Chinese University
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Tim Freshwater
Chair of Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council Taskforce on Green Finance and Former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia
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Honorary Vice Chairmen

Bruno Le Saint
CEO, CIB Asia Pacific, Natixis
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MUKHTAR HUSSAIN
Group General Manager, Head of Belt & Road Initiative and Business Corridors, Asia Pacific HSBC
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WANG Bing
Deputy CEO, Bank of China Hong Kong
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Special Advisors to Chairman

Ben McQuhae
Founder, Ben McQuhae & Co

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL STATUS

  • Founder, Ben McQuhae & Co (bmcquhae.com), a Hong Kong-based corporate and commercial law firm for sustainability and innovation that has been described as the only true ESG law firm on the planet and Winner of the INSEAD Business as a Force for Good Award 2021. Ben is an industry leading corporate and commercial lawyer, a recognized leader in sustainable finance and green fintech, and a pioneer in carbon markets and decarbonization
  • Qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales (1999) and Hong Kong (2003)

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

  • Co-Founder, Executive Committee Member and Special Advisor to the Chairman, Hong Kong Green Finance Association (hkgreenfinance.org)
  • Hong Kong representative, United Nations network of international Financial Centres for Sustainability (fc4s.org)
  • Lead, APFF/SFDN Carbon Markets Workstream to develop policy recommendations for APEC finance ministers
  • Member, Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) Working Group on Carbon Market Opportunities
  • Advisory Panel Member and contributor, BIS Innovation Hub & Hong Kong Monetary Authority “Project Genesis”, A vision for technology-driven green finance
  • Advisory Panel Member, BIS Innovation Hub & Hong Kong Monetary Authority “Project Genesis 2”, mitigation outcome securities
  • Project Coordinator, The Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance
  • Founder, Angel Attorneys
  • Board member, The Alliance for Sustainable Schools
  • Founder and Co-chair, Hong Kong Green Finance Task Force (2017-2018)
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Hannah Routh
Partner, Deloitte
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Vice Presidents

Ben McQuhae
Founder, Ben McQuhae & Co

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL STATUS

  • Founder, Ben McQuhae & Co (bmcquhae.com), a Hong Kong-based corporate and commercial law firm for sustainability and innovation that has been described as the only true ESG law firm on the planet and Winner of the INSEAD Business as a Force for Good Award 2021. Ben is an industry leading corporate and commercial lawyer, a recognized leader in sustainable finance and green fintech, and a pioneer in carbon markets and decarbonization
  • Qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales (1999) and Hong Kong (2003)

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

  • Co-Founder, Executive Committee Member and Special Advisor to the Chairman, Hong Kong Green Finance Association (hkgreenfinance.org)
  • Hong Kong representative, United Nations network of international Financial Centres for Sustainability (fc4s.org)
  • Lead, APFF/SFDN Carbon Markets Workstream to develop policy recommendations for APEC finance ministers
  • Member, Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) Working Group on Carbon Market Opportunities
  • Advisory Panel Member and contributor, BIS Innovation Hub & Hong Kong Monetary Authority “Project Genesis”, A vision for technology-driven green finance
  • Advisory Panel Member, BIS Innovation Hub & Hong Kong Monetary Authority “Project Genesis 2”, mitigation outcome securities
  • Project Coordinator, The Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance
  • Founder, Angel Attorneys
  • Board member, The Alliance for Sustainable Schools
  • Founder and Co-chair, Hong Kong Green Finance Task Force (2017-2018)
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Chaoni Huang
Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets APAC, BNP Paribas

As Head of Sustainable Capital Markets Asia Pacific, Chaoni leads BNP Paribas’s sustainable finance solutions across asset classes for corporates, financial institutions and investors. Leading a growing Sustainable Capital Markets team and working with Global Markets, Capital Markets Group and coverage teams in Asia Pacific and the Banks’s global sustainable finance community, Chaoni drives BNP Paribas’s continued expansion and leadership in Asian sustainable capital markets.

Chaoni is an industry veteran with over 15 years of experience in sustainable finance having held various ESG-related roles at Natixis, S&P Trucost, MSCI and the United Nations. In addition to her role at BNP Paribas, Chaoni is also highly involved in the forwarding Asia’s ESG agenda through driving the development of sustainable finance ecosystems, education and advocacy in the region. She is Vice President and Secretary General of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and was a guest researcher at both the Green Finance Center at Tsinghua University and the China Economy and Sustainable Development Centre at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.

Chaoni received her Bachelor of Economics from the University of Warwick.

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Jin Jun
Deputy General Manager, China Taiping Life Insurance (Hong Kong)

Jin Jun is a qualified actuary, who has managed actuarial valuation, solvency requirements and product development functions of insurance and reinsurance company. His past experience was mainly with multi-national insurers across South East Asia and Hong Kong markets, and currently he serves as the Deputy General Manager of TPLHK, overseeing product and marketing.

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Jonathan Drew
Head of Global Banking Sustainability, Asia-Pacific, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Jonathan Drew, Head of Global Banking Sustainability, Asia-Pacific at HSBC.  Jonathan graduated with an MA in Economics from Cambridge University in England and is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant.  Jonathan started his banking career more than 30 years ago in London and has worked in a diverse range of markets including Latin America and the Middle East has been based in Hong Kong since 1997 witnessing first-hand the rapid growth of Asia.  During this time, he has been involved successful advisory and financing transactions across a wide range of industrial and services sectors including energy, manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure and financial services, with a focus on resource efficiency and sustainability. These transactions have involved supporting projects, corporates and institutions to approach various financial markets and structuring innovative and tailored solutions to meet the often large and always specific needs of clients. Over the last 8 years Jonathan has led HSBC’s efforts in Sustainable Finance in Asia, assisting clients in the development of sustainability and transition strategies and communicating these to ensure best access to financial markets.  Jonathan has also been active in broader market development including driving awareness and engagement on the urgency of the need to transition and the development of robust financial products to support the implementation of the transition to a sustainable and resilient future.  Jonathan is a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and is also the founding chair of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association Green and Sustainable Loan Committee.

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Kevin Yang
Executive Director and General Manager of CECEP Hong Kong Investment Co. Ltd., the Executive Director and General Manager of CECEP Environmental Consulting Group Ltd.

Mr. Kevin Yang holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Beijing Normal University and a Master’s Degree in Economics from The University of Hong Kong.  Currently, he is the Executive Director and General Manager of CECEP Hong Kong Investment Co. Ltd., the Executive Director and General Manager of CECEP Environmental Consulting Group Ltd., the Executive Director of SIIC Environment Holdings Ltd. (stock code: BHK.SG, 807.HK),and the Non- Executive Director of China Geothermal Industry Development Group Ltd. (08128.HK). He is experienced in the investment and management of global energy conservation and environmental protection industries for many years, including technology introduction, overseas project investment and financing, M & A and cross-border capital operation, international carbon asset trading, international trade, foreign exchange services, etc., and skilled in ESG management consulting, climate change tackling, carbon asset management, etc. Mr. Yang now serves as the representative of the leading corporate members of Hong Kong International Carbon Market Council of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), and a member of the Carbon Market Advisory Group of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council. Mr. Yang is also the Vice President of Hong Kong Green Finance Association, the Vice Chairman of Executive Director Association (HKiNEDA), and the Deputy Director of China Green Building (Hong Kong) Council.

 

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Sally Wong
CEO, Hong Kong Investment Funds Association

Sally Wong is the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association, which is a non-profit-making organization that represents the asset management industry in Hong Kong. She represents the industry in liaising with the authorities, legislators, media and other stakeholder groups to discuss issues that have implications to the Hong Kong mutual fund market and the Mandatory Provident Fund (“MPF”) Schemes market. She also has an active role in investor education and research initiatives.
Mrs. Wong is a member of the 7th Steering Committee on ChinaBond Indices Experts of the China Central Depository and Clearing Co., Ltd. and a core member of the China Ageing Finance Forum 50. She also sits on the SFC Committee on Real Estate Investment Trusts, MPF Guidelines Committee and the Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee. She was chairman of the International Regulatory Affairs Working Committee of the International Investment Funds Association (“IIFA” – www.iifa.ca) and is currently a member of the IIFA Board.

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Stephen Wong
Senior Vice President & Executive Director of Public Policy Institute, Our Hong Kong Foundation

Dr. Stephen Wong earned his Bachelor of Arts (Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from the University of Chicago and took his Master of Arts in East Asian Studies (Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies) from Yale University.

Dr. Stephen Wong began his career as an investment banker; he was in managerial roles with several global financial institutions, including as Executive Director at UBS (London) and Managing Director at RBS. He joined Our Hong Kong Foundation (OHKF) as Senior Consultant in May 2015 and was appointed Deputy Executive Director cum Head of Public Policy in November the same year. He is currently Senior Vice President & Executive Director of Public Policy Institute.

In public service, he sits on multiple statutory and advisory bodies including as Member of the Financial Services Development Council; Member of the Urban Renewal Authority; Member of the Town Planning Board, Co-opted Member of Commission on Poverty’s Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) Task Force; Member of the Housing Authority’s Investment Sub-Committee; Member of the Task Force for the Study on Tenancy Control of Subdivided Units; Member of the “Innovation and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care” Assessment Panel; and former Member of the Task Force on Land Supply.

Dr. Stephen Wong is active in community service, serving as Vice Chairman of the Admissions, Budgets & Allocations Committee and Member of the Investment Sub-Committee of The Community Chest of Hong Kong. He is also Advisory Committee Chair of the Social Enterprise and Innovation Platform under the Hong Kong Council of Social Service – for which he is also an Executive Committee Member. In addition, he is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Institute for China Business of HKU SPACE.

Dr. Stephen Wong is a change agent in public policy and a devoted supporter of community welfare, including poverty alleviation and disaster relief in the mainland. In addition to working closely with officials, academics and professionals in Hong Kong, he has forged partnerships with think tanks and scholars in Mainland China as well as internationally. He is articulate in addressing public issues, appearing frequently as a commentator in TV and radio programs and is also a featured columnist in a wide range of newspapers and publications.

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Tracy Wong Harris
Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance Asia, Standard Chartered

Tracy Wong Harris is the Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance for Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, focusing on the Bank’s sustainable finance strategy, by developing new products and solutions, further incorporating ESG considerations into banking decisions, and identifying sustainable finance opportunities for clients. Tracy is also the Vice President and Deputy Secretary General of Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA), the Senior Advisor to the Green Building Project of HK2050isNow, an appointed member of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Climate Change Technical Expert Group (TEG), and a Board member of AIDS Concern.

 

Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Tracy had been driving the green and sustainable finance development in Hong Kong and had over 16 years of financial markets experiences across various fixed income and complex structured products in JPMorgan, Mizuho International, Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas based in London and Hong Kong.

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Wong Chun Keung
Deputy General Manager of Economics and Strategic Planning Department, Bank of China (Hong Kong)

Mr. Wong is currently working for Bank of China (Hong Kong) as the Deputy General Manager of Economics and Strategic Planning Department. He has 30 years’ experience in the financial and banking industry, covering market and economic research, securities analysis, strategic planning, M&A and ESG etc., and had accomplished numerous strategic projects.

He is responsible for formulating group’s strategic plan, establishing strategic development platform, and coordinating the implementation of key strategic projects.

Mr. Wong graduated from the University of Hong Kong and obtained a Master external degree in financial economics from the University of London. He is also the holder of Certified SAFe 4 Scrum Master.

He is the China Development Committee’s member of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. He is also the Vice President of the HKGFA and the C0-chair of Banking Working Group of Hong Kong Green Finance Association.

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Secretariat Office

Chaoni Huang
Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets APAC, BNP Paribas

As Head of Sustainable Capital Markets Asia Pacific, Chaoni leads BNP Paribas’s sustainable finance solutions across asset classes for corporates, financial institutions and investors. Leading a growing Sustainable Capital Markets team and working with Global Markets, Capital Markets Group and coverage teams in Asia Pacific and the Banks’s global sustainable finance community, Chaoni drives BNP Paribas’s continued expansion and leadership in Asian sustainable capital markets.

Chaoni is an industry veteran with over 15 years of experience in sustainable finance having held various ESG-related roles at Natixis, S&P Trucost, MSCI and the United Nations. In addition to her role at BNP Paribas, Chaoni is also highly involved in the forwarding Asia’s ESG agenda through driving the development of sustainable finance ecosystems, education and advocacy in the region. She is Vice President and Secretary General of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and was a guest researcher at both the Green Finance Center at Tsinghua University and the China Economy and Sustainable Development Centre at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.

Chaoni received her Bachelor of Economics from the University of Warwick.

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Tracy Wong Harris
Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance Asia, Standard Chartered

Tracy Wong Harris is the Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance for Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, focusing on the Bank’s sustainable finance strategy, by developing new products and solutions, further incorporating ESG considerations into banking decisions, and identifying sustainable finance opportunities for clients. Tracy is also the Vice President and Deputy Secretary General of Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA), the Senior Advisor to the Green Building Project of HK2050isNow, an appointed member of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Climate Change Technical Expert Group (TEG), and a Board member of AIDS Concern.

 

Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Tracy had been driving the green and sustainable finance development in Hong Kong and had over 16 years of financial markets experiences across various fixed income and complex structured products in JPMorgan, Mizuho International, Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas based in London and Hong Kong.

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Jenny Lee
Under Secretary General, Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA)

Jenny is the Under Secretary General for Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA), primarily responsible for driving green and sustainable finance initiatives across its eight working groups, leading private and public sector, regulator, and government stakeholder engagement to enhance Hong Kong’s position as a leading sustainable finance center. Jenny contributes to the Centre for Green and Sustainable Finance capacity building and data analytics workstreams, and co-created the HKGFA – HKUST Certificate in Sustainable Finance. Jenny has over two decades of experience in global investment banking and consulting, primarily in equity derivatives, prime brokerage, equity financing and new business development at Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and JPMorgan, and has lived in London, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Jenny left a career in banking to pursue her desire to make a positive impact, shifting the focus of her business and finance experience into sustainability. She is a life-long learner and passionate about creating a green and sustainable ecosystem, inclusive of finance, ESG and technology. She co-founded Development Finance Asia and is certified in CFA ESG Investing.

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Phoebe Liu
Associate, Hong Kong Green Finance Association

Phoebe Liu is an Associate in Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA), which is a non-profit organisation to help to position Hong Kong as a leading global green and sustainable finance centre. Understanding the urgency to promote environmental awareness and climate actions, Phoebe is motivated in pushing forward green and sustainable developments in Hong Kong. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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